According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, a mountain lion that attacked a youngster who was 5 years old when he was hiking in California with his family will not be relocated from its natural habitat.
Following the terrifying incident that took place on Tuesday evening, the young kid, who has only been identified by his first name, Jack, was carried to safety by his mother. If his mother hadn’t done so, the boy’s injuries may have been fatal.
The agency reported that it was continuously denied access to private premises where the animal is thought to be, which compelled it to come to the conclusion that their investigation into the upsetting incident was complete.
“Since the day of the attack, CDFW and allied agency personnel have been denied access to the primary private property and adjacent private properties,” the department stated. This was done with the intention of preventing any further attempts to capture the mountain lion that was responsible for the attack.
“The inability to access the area, along with deteriorating weather conditions and the nomadic character of mountain lions, has reduced the prospects of successfully capturing the mountain lion that was responsible for the damage,”
On the day of the assault, Jack and his mother and grandfather were walking together not too far from their family farm when it occurred. According to the authorities, the young youngster was running ahead when a mountain lion pounced on him and pinned him to the ground.
It was believed that Jack’s mother scared away the animal, which turned out to be a young cub, by charging at it.
The young youngster received treatment for his puncture wounds and other injuries at a trauma facility after being transported there.
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